November 26, 2018
Emergency Apps for the Deaf

Tips and Apps to help Deaf people prepare for an emergency

Fires, car crashes, active crime – there are so many situations where one might need to call for help – and for people with hearing loss, communicating during these times […]
October 30, 2018
challenges as a deaf couple

8 challenges of being a deaf couple, and how to overcome them

Dating another person who has hearing loss can have its challenges, but don't fret - there are ways to overcome them! 
October 12, 2018
Deaflympics

Why athletes are calling for better leaders in the Deaflympics

Those who are familiar with Deaf sports will already know about the current scandals surrounding the Deaflympics, almost resulting in a shutdown of the games.  For those who aren’t, here’s […]
September 11, 2018

Did you know that September is deaf awareness month?

It’s that time of year again, folks! For the uninitiated, September is International Deaf Awareness Month, and with it comes a chance to make our voices heard. Deaf Awareness Month […]
August 8, 2018

Deaf and hard of hearing characters in popular fiction

I’m sitting in a school library as I write this – one of those magical havens of peace and quiet that somehow manages to whisper with a weighty presence, something […]
June 15, 2018
confidence with hearing loss

How to live confidently with hearing loss

Yes, at times it can be hard to live confidently with hearing loss. However, there are ways to make it easier to do so! Confidence isn’t something that just spontaneously […]
June 5, 2018
teaching with hearing loss

Tips for teaching with hearing loss

Being a teacher with hearing loss gives you a unique opportunity to teach students about empathy and hearing loss awareness from a young age. As a now-former Deaf teacher, I […]
May 30, 2018
hearing loss stereotypes

Breaking the Box: Why I don’t let hearing loss stereotypes set limits on my life

One of the things that we tend to do in our quest to make sense of the world around us is to try and categorize everything in the world around […]
April 18, 2018
costs of hearing loss

How to overcome some of the emotional and societal costs of hearing loss

Living with any disability comes with a particular set of challenges, many of which are immediately obvious. It also comes with costs and challenges, that are not so obvious.  Here […]
March 20, 2018
depression and hearing loss

How depression and hearing loss are connected

Depression is a heavy topic to deal with. It’s one that’s pretty personal as I’ve been there myself, but it is important to recognize how depression can affect people with […]
February 21, 2018
South Africa with hearing loss

Adventures in South Africa with hearing loss!

As the first-ever Phonak hEARo from South Africa, I would love to explain what it is like to live in the culture and environment of South Africa as a person […]
February 14, 2018
dating with hearing loss

The do’s and don’ts of dating with hearing loss

Valentine’s Day is here and there is a lot to prepare for! Shop shelves have been filled with lurid pink and red stuffed toys, chocolates and candies since the Christmas […]
February 7, 2018
university with hearing loss

Three lessons I learned about attending university with hearing loss

Throughout my time at university, I learned a lot about the support a person with hearing loss may need in order to succeed. Spoiler alert, it’s not just about hearing […]
November 29, 2017
job hunting with hearing loss

Job Hunting with Hearing Loss– or How to Survive the Zombie Apocalypse

“The empty streets loom ahead of you – the shadows between derelict buildings and long-abandoned vehicles all create possible hiding places for the lingering undead. Food, water and safe shelter […]
October 26, 2017

How we started a Deaf rugby team in South Africa

Rugby has always been a passion of mine. A passion that I never let my hearing loss stand in the way of. I grew up watching my heroes – the […]